2008
Biting the Hand cover

HUX Records HUX098 (2CD) (p)2008

The first BBC Radio broadcasts,

with John Peel, Bob Harris, Wally Whyton and others.

CD1

COUNTRY MEETS FOLK 1968/02/10, Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave., Charing Cross, London.

1. Blues Turned A Bit Green (voice; 6-string banjo; red petrol can) 5'34"

NIGHT RIDE (John Peel) 1968/07/03 BBC Broadcasting House.

(rec. 1968/06/20, BBC Studio S2, Maida Vale, London.)

2. Pretty Little Faces (voice; plucked, beaten and played grand piano) 3'52"
3. Off The Left Cuff (voice; 6-string banjo; red petrol can) 2'09"
4. Yesterday's Sheep (kazoo; upright piano; voice; percussion; grand piano) 2'34"
5. Very Nostalgic Piece (voice; 4-string banjo) 2'04"
6. Devised Now (voice; grand piano) 3'06"
7. A Piece For Harmonium (voice; grand piano) (unb'cast) 2'15"

NIGHT RIDE (John Peel) 1968/08/14, BBC Broadcasting House.

8. John Peel's Introduction 1'18"
9. Wind Of Life 2'17"
10. Railway Sleepers (+ Peel comments) 2'56"
11. Whirls Of Brain 0'51"

COUNTRY MEETS FOLK 1968/08/31, Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave., Charing Cross, London.

12. Rampage For Radio (incorporating "Red Omnibuses") (voice; grand piano; percussion) (introduced by Wally Whyton) 2'57"
13. A Piece Of Brown Paper (voice; 4-string banjo; red petrol can) (introduced by Jim Lloyd) 2'51"

NIGHT RIDE (John Peel) 1969/04/09 BBC Broadcasting House

(rec. 1969/04/01, BBC Studo S2, Maida Vale, London.)

14. The First Piece (voice, percussion) 2'13"
15. 3/4" Plywood Cover For Voice (voice) 3'25"
16. John's Title (voice; grand piano; celeste) 4'27"
17. Out Of Your Tune + Virtuoso Piece For Banjo (de-tuned banjo; voice; 4-string banjo; cymbals) 3'55"
18. Mr. Tape Machine, Speak With Your Heads (mouth; tape delay system) (introduced by John Curle) 3'42"
19. I Wonder Why (voice; grand piano) (fades in) 2'07"

CD2

COUNTRY MEETS FOLK 1969/04/12, Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave., Charing Cross, London.

1. Ron's Notebook (voice) 3'02"
2. No. 8 Scalpel Incision Foxtrot (voice; percussion, grand piano) 3'39"

JOHN PEEL PRESENTS TOP GEAR (BBC Records REC 52S)

(rec. 1969/07/19 BBC Studio S1, Maida Vale, London.)

3. Agitation In Anticipation Of Offspring, Part W (plucked, beaten and played grand piano; voice; tape inside London bus; tape delay system; harpsichord) 2'20"
4. Agitation In Anticipation Of Offspring, Part X (grand piano; percussion) 3'27"
5. Agitation In Anticipation Of Offspring, Part Y (voice; percussion; tape delay system) 4'14"

TOP GEAR (John Peel) 1971/06/19

6. Duet For One-String Banjo And Water Cistern 2'55"

SOUNDS OF THE SEVENTIES (Bob Harris) 1971/11/15

7. A Cymbal And Much Electronics (rec. at Ron Geesin Studio, 1971) 2'57"
8. Got Ma Black Vest On (rec. 1971/10/26, BBC Kensington House, Richmond Way, Shepherd's Bush, London.) (camera noise; voice; multi-tracked banjos) 2'21"
9. Which Way Out? Thankyou. (rec. at Ron Geesin Studio, 1971) (ring-modulated and multi-tracked percussion; VCS3 synthesiser) 2'19"
10. Two Feet And A Mouth (rec. 1971/10/26, BBC Kensington House, Richmond Way, Shepherd's Bush, London.) 3'19"

IF IT'S WEDNESDAY (comedy magazine programme on BBC R4, 1972/3)

(all rec. at Ron Geesin Studio, 1972)

11. Aside From Lands Afar (voice; 'eastern' banjo; tape delay system) 2'33"
12. Story (voice; banjo tape loop; grand piano) 3'06"
13. Chrisfarce (voice; grand piano; synthesiser bass) 3'13"
14. From Sevenoaks To Charing Cross (voice; grand piano; tape loop of train on rails) 2'48"

TOP GEAR (John Peel) 1973/03/06

15. Geesin's 6/8ths (voice; electric guitar; VCS3 synthesiser; mandoline; piano; drum) 2'59"

206 SHOWCASE (Paul Owens) BBC RADIO LONDON 1975/07/03

16. Conversation and Improvisations 11'38"

 
 

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